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Where can I buy fresh wide flat rice noodles in Vancouver?

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chaco24 Jan 9, 2011 01:39 PM

Hi,

I'm looking for a good place to buy wide flat fresh rice noodles (for making pad see ew or chow foon/fun). I've looked in a handful of Asian produce markets, but haven't had any luck so far. I live in Kits, so the closer to there the better, but if it's a matter of going East or to Chinatown that's fine too. Thanks for your help :)

~Alexis

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  1. LotusRapper Jan 9, 2011 01:59 PM

    Is shrink-wrapped (ready-to-eat but needs re-heating in boiling water or stir-fried) "fresh" to you ?

    HON's sells their rice noodles at their own restaurants (Chinatown, downtown) but also in many Asian green grocers, usually in the back freezer section where dairy is kept.

    http://www.hons.ca/hons_english.htm

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      chaco24 Jan 9, 2011 02:15 PM

      Thanks for the lead on HON's. All of the noodles I've found in the green grocers so far (3 places in KIts/Dunbar) are too narrow. I'm looking for noodles that are about an inch or so wide.
      ~Alexis

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        LotusRapper Jan 9, 2011 02:41 PM

        An inch ? Are there noodles that wide ?

        Chow fun/ho fun is approx. 1/3 to 1/2 inch, I gather. Is this what you're referring to ?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahe_fen

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          chaco24 Jan 9, 2011 04:47 PM

          Yep,they exist. I couldn't make a link but if you image search chow fun or pad see ew you can see them. Thanks for your help :)

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        chaco24 Jan 9, 2011 04:51 PM

        Oops, just saw the pictures further down on the wikipedia site - those thicker versions may work. I'll look for those. thanks :)

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          LotusRapper Jan 9, 2011 05:42 PM

          Yeah, Hon's has them IIRC. They come in different widths. Best source ...... T & T Supermarket or Hon's restaurant.

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          T & T Supermarket
          189 Keefer Pl, Vancouver, BC V6B6L4, CA

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        betterthanbourdain Jan 17, 2011 04:31 PM

        i believe you can buy the rice noodle un-cut. so you can decide on the width.
        imho, the hon's noodle are terrible. too thick and they are made for retail and extra 'shelf life'.
        sorry i cant think of the source at the moment.

        1. gnashingshitfactory May 4, 2011 01:53 PM

          I'd suggest buying Hon's plain "rice wraps" and cut them to the noodle width you desire.
          They're thin!

          1. LotusRapper May 4, 2011 02:28 PM

            Toko Foods on W.7th @ Columbia might sell them:

            http://www.tokofoods.com/default.asp

            I've only eaten there twice so I don't know about buying their noodle products.

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